TSMC Named DJSI Industry Group Leader for Third Consecutive Year

Hsinchu, Taiwan – Sept 14, 2015 – TSMC today announced that it has been named Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for a third consecutive year, reaffirming the company’s dedication to social responsibility.

TSMC achieved the highest overall score out of its industry group peers, and also led the group in 10 out of 21 categories including operational eco-efficiency, product stewardship, supply chain management, human capital development, and talent attraction and retention..

The DJSI World Index tracks the 2,500 largest companies in the world and selects the top performers from each industry in terms of economic, environmental, and social sustainability as the index’s components. In 2015, 317 corporations were selected as DJSI World Index components. In addition to being selected as Industry Group Leader in 2015, 2014, and 2013, TSMC was named semiconductor industry leader in 2012 and 2010, and has been a component of the World Index for 15 consecutive years..

“TSMC is honored to again be selected as industry group leader from a highly competitive field of peers,” said TSMC Chairman Dr. Morris Chang. “Our corporate social responsibility is to make society better, and this distinction not only offers us encouragement for our past achievements, it will spur us to continue our efforts for the future.”.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices..

For the DJSI news release on the 2015 Sustainability Indices Review, please see:

The 2015-2016 Industry Group Leader Profiles can be found at:

For more information please see the DJSI website at www.sustainability-index.com